DE GEA WINS HIS FIRST-EVER GOLDEN GLOVE AWARD

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Man United No.1 goalie David De Gea during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at London Stadium on May 10, 2018 in London, England.

DAVID DE GEA WINS HIS FIRST-EVER GOLDEN GLOVE AWARD

West Ham United 0-0 Manchester United 

Manchester United’s clean sheet at the London Stadium in the Red Devil's 0-0 draw against West Ham United means David De Gea has won the Premier League’s Golden Glove award for the first time in his increasingly decorated stellar Man United career. The Spaniard is top of the table with 18 clean sheets, which is two more than Manchester City’s Ederson with just one top-flight fixture left to play. De Gea kept his latest shut-out in a goalless draw away at West Ham, where the Spaniard looked comfortable with the hosts having only two shots on target.

"It feels good, it is my first Golden Glove award," De Gea told MUTV after the game. "I am really happy for that. It means we defended well in this league, I am happy for me and happy for the team. It is for everyone, it is a team award, not just for the goalkeeper. It's good for me but I am also happy for the team."

"David has been terrific," added his manager Jose Mourinho. "But the Golden Glove is about the team and not about somebody analyzing the goalkeeper, and deciding this is the best goalkeeper of the Premier League. It is about clean sheets and they are about the team. Obviously, we are all very happy for David and it is a great team achievement."

This latest accolade will be another feather in De Gea’s cap, who won the Players' Player of the Year prize and, for a record-breaking fourth time, was named the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year at the club's annual awards ceremony earlier this month. Spaniard de Gea made his debut for United in the summer of 2011 and has gone on to make over 300 appearances for the Reds.

After the game in the capital, Jose Mourinho talked about his side coming in second in his post-match interviews.

“We are the second best team in the Premier League, a fantastic competition with lots of good teams with six teams trying to finish first. I feel okay, I am not jumping around – that’s not my nature or my history. Manchester United are the same. We don’t celebrate second positions but we are happy because for a few months, we realized it was impossible to win the league and, of course, the target is the second position. The top four is obviously important but it’s better to finish second than fourth and it’s better to be second for months and months and months than losing that position and that control. I think we deserved that, the boys deserve that and to be the runner-up is not bad in a league of this dimension and this difficulty,” said Mourinho. “I am disappointed] but they had a good attitude, they played the way they should, they play to win the game like we planned. But you need a point to finish second, you need a point to have a relaxed Sunday against Watford and when you get to minute 70-75 and you realize the game is under control and even with Andy Carroll playing more direct, we adapt very well to that change of style. It was just about keeping control of the game and finishing with the point we need. I am not critical of the performance at all. Against Brighton, at half-time I told the players they were going to lose and tonight at half-time I said we would win. I was wrong but we were positive in the game. In the 80th minute, we know that a point was enough so we start thinking about that and we let the game go.”

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